AADS Graduate Student Abby Gondek, who is enrolled in the combined MA in AADS/ Ph.D. in Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS), has been selected to participate in the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) program. Participation in this program is quite selective with a very competitive applicant pool. The 2014 SIMA is a four-week training program in residence which will be held from the 23rd of June until July 18th in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The curriculum consists of formal classroom, lecture, laboratory sessions, individual data collection, and meetings with relevant subject matter specialists. It is complimentary for the participants and a small stipend is awarded to cover meals and other minor daily expenses.